Weather for the birds: Christmas bird count higher than expected
WILLMAR -- Binoculars in hand, some 35 birding enthusiasts in the Willmar area took to field and woods for the 43rd annual Christmas bird count in the Willmar area.
Despite the early cold and snow, those braving the elements found more birds than they anticipated, reported coordinator Randy Frederickson in a report to the participants.
The volunteers tallied 45 species representing 3,971 individual birds.
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